Four Tips to Avoid Purchasing a Fake Rolex

The chairman of the board of Heritage Management Services, Craig Duling possesses nearly four decades of experience in collecting antique pocket watches. He shares his passion for timepieces through the website HeritagePocketWatch.com, where he provides a variety of information. Craig Duling also helps consumers and fellow collectors identify fake brand pocket watches. The following tips can help you to avoid purchasing a fake Rolex Submariner.

1. Research the manufacturing process. Familiarizing yourself with the manufacturing process for an authentic Rolex can help you to identify fake watches by helping you spot inconsistencies and disparities. For instance, Rolex uses the highest grade of stainless steel and does not engrave its name and crown logo on the caseback.

2. Know your dealer. Get to know the dealer or seller you intend to purchase from and consider the ones that offer a guarantee of authenticity first. You can also conduct research on their reputation and experiences with past customers.

3. Avoid secondhand dealers. While you may find reputable dealers through secondhand platforms such as Craigslist or eBay, these platforms cannot take responsibility for fraudulent merchandise. While purchasing from a recognized dealer may cost more, it will also ensure that you receive an authentic timepiece.

4. Test water-resistance claims. Rolex tests all of its watches for water resistance up to 300 meters before putting them on the market, so feel free to conduct a test of your own watch if a dealer says it is waterproof. Manufacturers of fake Rolex watches will not take the time to test their products. Remember that a genuine Rolex is waterproof.

More tips from Mr. Duling can be found here.

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Gifting Luxury Watches

There are several momentous occasions in which finding the perfect gift can be a very tedious task. Weddings, graduations and milestone birthdays are some of these particular occasions. When considering buying a gift for one of these celebrations, it is often decided that a watch is the perfect gift. However, when gifting a watch, it is important that you follow some basic guidelines when selecting the perfect timepiece for the recipient. More information on watch gifting can be found here: Meaning of watch gifting

When gifting a watch for a graduation or wedding, it is important to make sure that you find a quality timepiece. If you simply buy an old watch, the watch loses sentimental value. It is important to remember that the watch you are gifting is likely to become a family heirloom that is passed onto future generations for the same occasion. Because of this, it is common practice to not just purchase a watch, but to uniquely customize the watch. Both a wedding and a graduation mark the end of one’s success and the beginning of a brand new adventure. So when creating this watch, be sure to do so with great care and thought.

Now when gifting a timepiece for a birthday, you do not just buy an ordinary watch, nor do you usually gift one for an ordinary birthday.  Both a wedding and a graduation mark the end of one’s success and the beginning of a brand new adventure.When your are giving a watch to someone on their birthday, it is usually a milestone birthday such as their 18th, 21st or 50th. When gifting on a milestone, it makes the present that much more spectacular. You also don’t want to give a brand new custom watch as you would for a graduation or wedding. Instead, it is usually customary to find a watch that was manufactured the year that the recipient was born. For example, if you are considering getting your grandfather a treasured timepiece on his 50th birthday next month, you would want to purchase a watch that was manufactured in 1967. A great example would be, the Oyster Perpetual Sea Dweller manufactured by Rolex in 1967. It is very important when purchasing an older watch to ensure that it is not a fake. You can find more information on how to identify a luxury watch here:

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